Cape May, NJ

This New Jersey Town has Been Named One of the Friendliest in the United States

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The words "friendly" and "New Jersey" do not usually go hand in hand.

That's why we were pretty shocked to find out that a small NJ town made it onto this year's list of Friendliest Small Towns in the U.S.

TravelAwaits’ 2022 Best Of Travel Awards, presented by Medjet, features their readers’ favorite destinations and businesses. Nominations were placed in early March of this year and voting for the finalists ended in this summer.

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The results are in for the top 12 friendliest small towns in all of the United States and it comes as no surprise that towns in the midwest like Abilene, Kansas, Brownsville, Tennessee, and Telluride, Colorado topped the list.

But coming in number 8 is New Jersey's Cape May.

Often recognized for its beautiful beaches, Cape May is easily one of the most popular vacation spots on the east coast.

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Known as one of the oldest resort towns in the country, Cape May features colorful Victorian era homes, quaint bed and breakfasts, mom and pop owned shops, and a lighthouse making this Jersey shore town an idyllic summer spot that truly stands out from the rest of it's waterfront neighbors.

Do you think Cape May has earned the title as one of the country's friendliest towns? Are there any other towns in Jersey that you think are more worthy of this title? Let us know in the comments.

To check out the rest of the towns listed on TravelAwaits' friendliest towns list, be sure to check their site out here.

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